Advocacy Tools

Advocacy Tools

Advocating For Audiology: Forward We Go One Ripple at a Time
The national SAA created a Prezi Presentation to help students navigate the waters of current pieces of legislation involving or pertaining to audiology. The presentation is designed to make advocacy more approachable for students and the committee hopes the information provided will give you the confidence and knowledge to discuss the issues on both the local and national levels. Click here for a PDF version of the script.

Audiology Advocacy: What's New? (2020)
The SAA Public Outreach Committee created a brief review of current audiology legislation and ways for students to stay informed or become involved. A transcript of the Prezi is available with the presentation on the Prezi website.

Advocacy Training Resources for Chapters

How A Bill Becomes A Law
Getting involved is imperative because the process of turning an idea into a law is a long one. When you learn how legislation is passed, you will find that getting involved is incredibly important and easy to do!

Legislative Action Center
The Academy's advocacy efforts seek to educate and shape national policies regarding hearing health care issues, while raising the profile of audiologists with public policy makers. The SAA encourages all of its members to utilize its advocacy resources to learn about initiatives and get involved! Contact your member of Congress through the Legislative Action Center or learn more about reaching out to federal candidates by contributing to the Academy’s Political Action Committee (PAC). Do your part to ensure the voice of audiology is heard on the Capitol Hill!

Planning an Advocacy Trip
Several SAA chapters from Texas planned an executed a highly successful advocacy trip to Washington, D.C. They have generously provided a copy of their 2018 trip schedule and a financial breakdown for other interested chapters to reference. These documents can be used as templates and/or examples from which your SAA chapter can build your own unique advocacy trip suited to your interests and resources. To coordinate with the American Academy of Audiology on an advocacy trip to Washington, D.C., please contact Becky West, SAA Specialist, and Susan Pilch, Director of Government Relations.

Public Awareness Resources